Sergio Basso



Sergio Basso has been living, travelling, writing and filming around China since 1996. He was Gianni Amelio’s assistant director on his film in China, The Missing Star (2005). Since then he has directed several fictional shorts and featurelength documentaries screened and awarded prizes in festivals such as Locarno, Nyon, Annecy, Torino, Beijing, San Francisco, the Italian Golden Globe. His documentary activity has led him to work for UN, Il Corriere della Sera, Oxford University, Nokia, DeAgostini and Skira, and receive several scholarships, such as Movin’Up Scholarship for Young Italian Artists and the Solinas Prize. He graduated in Film Directing at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Rome (2006); in Theatre Directing at Jurij Alschitz and GITIS-Moscow Theatre School (2002); in Oriental Languages at Venice University (1999). He taught at the Palermo branch of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. More recently he has devoted himself to developing crossmedia platforms with Il Corriere della Sera and experimented in animation as well. Fingertips will be his second feature film, after Elementary Love, currently in pre-production.

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